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Rust's Flying Service

4525 Enstrom Circle, Anchorage, AK 99502
907-243-1595
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Ranked #18 of 56 Activities in Anchorage
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Take a flight our float planes to the real Alaska whether flight seeing glaciers and mountains, bear viewing at remote lodges and national parks or... more » Owner description: Take a flight our float planes to the real Alaska whether flight seeing glaciers and mountains, bear viewing at remote lodges and national parks or fly in fishing. We've been flying people to Alaska's wilderness since 1963; located at Lake Hood in Anchorage, Alaska. « less
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

I took a flight up to Denali, about 3+ hrs roundtrip with a friend. We boarded for a 4pm flight and it was absolutely breathtaking. Since it was August with 19 hrs of daylight, it was fine that we left in late afternoon. We were the only passengers on a plane that normally carries 6 passengers. I was in the... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

My son and I were excited about the hour and half flight with rust. We planned our whole day around this flight. I called early in the morning to confirm our trip and was told we were confirmed for two seats and to be at Rusts at 3:30 as our flight was at 4:00PM. When we arrived we were told... More

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Helena, Montana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

The pilots and flying were fine, felt totally comfortable with them taking us to a remote lake for a couple of days fishing. Rust's owns a couple of cabins that were supposed to be "Rustic". Rustic is fine, but unkept and dirty is another thing. Just be sure if you use the Rust's facilities, you understand you may want to... More

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Central California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We chose Rust's for our bear viewing adventure based on the convenience of their location in Anchorage (saving us a long drive to Homer), guest reviews and their impressive safety record. Little did we know that August is the rainiest month of the summer, but there were nice, hooded rain jackets waiting for us at the lodge. After arriving at... More

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Louisville, KY
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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Very professional outfit. We scheduled a short trip mainly to experience flying in a float plane. Our pilot was a former Marine who flew us over his moose hunting camp and was very chatty and interesting. Takeoff and landing were smoothest ever and scenic views of Anchorage and surrounding area were fantastic. Our only regret is that we were not... More

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Naples, Florida
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118 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The first thing we did after arriving in Alaska was to take the 30 minute floatplane flight around the Anchorage area. It was the best thing we did in Anchorage. It put everything in perspective and gave us a real sense of the area we were visiting. Our pilot did a great job of pointing out the highlights, and made... More

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Manchester UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The company offer a number of flight seeing options from its base at Anchorage airport. We chose a bear watching trip to Redoubt Bay. Choice of two daily departures morning or early afternoon. You can get a free hotel pick up, but only being five minutes drive away we made our own way. No issues parking. Check in is 30... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

They picked us up as planned on time from our Bed and Breakfast. Amazing flight over ice fields and glaciers everywhere you look; land with skis on the glaciers. Two teams of huskies were rigged and waiting for us. Being only 4 passengers and only two husky teams the experience was very nice and personal. Spent an hour going around... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We purchased the half-day bear viewing and lunch package. What a treat! About and hour flight to the Redoubt Bay Lodge where we boarded pontoon boats to view the bears catching and eating salmon from the spawning stream as the fish were trying to get up the stream to their home lake in the mountains. Mama grizzly and her two... More

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new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We booked Dan to take us on the glacier-landing trip up to Denali. Dan was as professional as he was cheerful and accommodating, and the flight itself was beyond words. Through gorges, around Denali, views of climbers' routes, landing on a mountain glacier--and more exciting even--trying to take off again. My favorite day in Alaska and maybe top ten ever.

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